British Prime Minister David Cameron replied a question about which Indian dishes he was hoping to sample in India, a Question & Answer session of a business seminar in Mumbai, talking about his plans to visit Kerala and enjoy a Kerala fish curry:
"I am a moderate cook. My wife is very good - she makes a fantastic Kerala fish curry. Sadly, I am not going to Kerala this time - maybe next time - but I would like to have it as it's made in Kerala and see if it compares with my wife’s.” (Media report).
|Fish curry in Chatty|
This report adds more value and popularity to the Kerala fish curry.
The traditional Fish Curry (Nadan Meen Curry) is one of the unique and mouth-watering and spicy recipes from Kerala. Kerala fish curry, cooked with coconut oil and coconut milk gives an awesome taste, and a wonderful treat with Appam (famous traditional food), Kappa (Tapioca, Cassava) and White Rice.
Varutharacha (Malayalam) Meen(fish) Curry is another wonderful Kerala style fish curry cooked in roasted, grinded chilly, coconut and dry coriander seeds with shallots. Both dishes traditionally cooked and served in an old type shallow clay pot called Chatty, or Munchatti. The flavors and unique taste of Fish cooked in the earthen pot and Kukum star (kudam puli), bring out its taste to perfection. Fish Mappaas, Fish moli, krimeen (pearl spot) pollichatu in banana leaf, are the other famous mouth –watering recipes from Kerala.
Kaayal - Kuyil – Krimeen – Kumarakom – Kottayam; is a unique combination of names that used widely to show the importance of how Kumarakon is relate with. Kaayal means Back Waters, Kuyil name of a singing bird (Indian cuckoo) stands for the Bird Sanctuary at Kumarakom in Kottayam Dist. Kumarakom is one of the beautiful and a famous tourist place in Kerala, to spend your vacation time and taste the fantastic Kerala style fish curry.
|A toddy shop in Kerala|
A combination of cassava (tapioca,kappa), coconut toddy, red chilly fish curry is commonly available item in Toddy shops. Krimeen is one of the famous and favorite expensive freshwater fish in Kerala. Wide verity preparations of Karimeen (pearl spot) like fry, pollichathu and Fish Moli, are the main dishes in popular hotels.
|pearl spot (karimeen)|